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Nick Saban hired Bob Welton as Alabama's new director of player personnel.

Alabama football: Bob Welton hired as director of player personnel

Matt Speakman

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New staff member added

Alabama announced it will hire Bob Welton as the new director of player personnel after Jody Wright left for an assistant coaching position at UAB earlier this month. Welton previously worked under former Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who is now an offensive analyst with the Crimson Tide.

“We are excited to add Bob Welton to our staff as the director of player personnel,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in an official release on Tuesday. “Bob has a lot of experience in this role and a reputation for being very organized and an excellent talent evaluator. He has worked at all levels of football, serving as an NFL scout, a player personnel director at the college level and a head coach in high school. Bob is a great fit for this role, and we are happy to welcome his wife Laura and their children to the Crimson Tide program.”

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